Report: Spurs still want to buy Premier League star who's holding off on new contract

Sam Preston April 13, 2021
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Tottenham remain keen to sign Danny Ings from Southampton in the summer but the situation has quietened down in recent weeks.

Eurosport report that Spurs are closely monitoring Ings but have looked at other striking targets.

The Telegraph reported in January that Ings was holding off on signing a new contract at St Mary’s.

He is heading towards the final year of his Saints deal and wants to see if an offer comes in from a Champions League club.

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Spurs don’t look like they’re going to be one of those next season, which might be why the trail has gone a bit cold.

There’s also Harry Kane’s future to consider.


Ings might be viewed as a cut-price option to come in and be Kane’s deputy, although of course he might not want a role like that.

But if Kane leaves, Spurs need a new leading striker, which might pique Ings’ interest far more.

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Manchester United and Manchester City also both need new strikers in the summer and look like they’ll both be in the Champions League next term.

There’s a lot to be ironed out, but it’s clear Ings is holding out for one last big challenge in the final years of his career.

Whether that’ll be at Spurs remains to be seen.

Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.